Friday nights at 8.15 pm

at The Royal British Legion, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD

(unless otherwise stated)

The Legion opens at 7pm - club doors open by 7.45pm (subject to sound checks) Concert starts 8.15pm

Wessex Acoustic welcomes guests as well as members, but please note you all need to sign in as visitors to the Legion on the special Folk Club list which will be at the entrance to the function room. To facilitate the membership/guest licence arrangements, and ensure we have enough seats, it would  be a big help if you  book your tickets ahead,  but you can also just turn up on the night without pre-booking, assuming we are not sold out.

Our next club night is.....

Sep 21st  - Colum Sands + Mel Langton

The soft spoken Irish singer/songwriter/storyteller that is Colum Sands makes a welcome return to the club. His humour is highly infectious yet gentle, making fun of the quirks of the Irish nationality.

"The Wake Song" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJhkVpe0Rqs&list=PLwRoERFamgWFBDZ4P1zQvNiDrYPkLhz-g

"The Night is Young" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1wVym3sIFc&index=15&list=PLwRoERFamgWFBDZ4P1zQvNiDrYPkLhz-g

 

Supporting Colum, we welcome  Mel Langton for the first time. He is well known around his home region of East Anglia, regularly featuring at folk clubs and festivals.

 

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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CHANGED DATE - Oct 12th  - Granny's Attic + Anne-Louise Richards CHANGED DATE

 

GRANNY’S ATTIC / BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD NOMINEES 2014


Granny’s Attic – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and selection of traditional songs.

Melodeon player  Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, was nominated for an Horizon Award in the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The award honours the best emerging folk artist. Cohen graduated in 2017 with a BA in Music. He specialises in melodeon and concertina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJe6r6gpx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJuwm5k5ZsM

 

Supporting Granny's Attic is the sweet voiced, Shaftesbury based, classically trained singer/songwriter Anne-Louise Richards, who has become a firm favourite at the club.

 

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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Oct 26th  - BANTER (featuring Simon Care) + Gill & Bob Berry


Described as "the uk's smallest big band" Banter take classic English folk music and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. A fantastic Ceilidh band, who also perform their brand of lively folk in a concert format, Banter are Simon Care (Melodeon), Nina Zella (Keyboards and vocals),  and Tim Walker (Drums, Percussion and brass). They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. How do just three people create such a huge sound?

Simon Care has been the driving force in many bands over the years, including  The Albion Christmas Band, The Albion Dance Band, Edward II, Cave, The Moulton Morris Men, and Tickled Pink.  Banter is his latest incarnation.
 

Supporting Banter, we welcome back the other end of the traditional folk spectrum in the shape of Gill and Bob Berry, two of the finest exponents of traditional English Folk songs. Songs full of delightful tunes, and magnificent lyrics packed with double entendres, deaths, incest, unwanted pregnancies, naughty ladies of the night, jolly sailors, cross dressers, and mostly in the month of May!

Tickets £14 or £12 if booked in advance here

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Nov 2nd  - CHRIS LESLIE + Kadia

Fairport Convention's singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Leslie, makes a welcome return to the club. He performs a delightful selection of mostly his own songs, many of which will be familiar to Fairport fans.

Chris is one of the most popular artists we feature at the club and bookings have been coming in for some time. This is likely to be sold out so do not leave it late to book your seat.

 

Supporting Chris in one of their last appearances as a trio, we are delighted to welcome back local performers, Kadia.

This is going to be a night to remember so book NOW!

 

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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Nov 16th  - Dave Pegg and Antony John Clarke

Tickets £16 or £14 if booked in advance here

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SATURDAY Dec 1st  - Jez Lowe and Bad Pennies plus Benny Graham seasonal show  "Thor'd Out"  at Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Details and ticketing information HERE


Dec 7th  - Club Christmas Party
with No Direction, Anne-Louise Richards and Sally Ironmonger.

£5
 

 

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